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Mark Taborsky

Mark Taborsky Mark Taborsky was born in Cleveland, Ohio January 18, 1954 and attended public schools. His Father is a Ph.D. chemist and his mother is an accomplished artist and passionate homemaker. Mark had a great curiosity and imagination and he and his friends built tree houses in the Cleveland and Seattle area. In Cleveland, Mark and his friends played at an abandoned farm and creek, an idyllic setting. The family relocated to Seattle at around 1969 and Mark made many friends easily and developed into a handsome young man. The family then moved to Arlington, Texas in about 1972 and Mark attended high school there and later enjoyed the unusual venues of the time and the rock music scene. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington and received firstly a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and later a Masters of Social Work. Due to his skill and sensitivity, Mark was the first man ever hired to be a counselor at The Arlington Woman's Shelter. Mark had a varied career and started his own sign and graphics company in Arlington, Texas. He returned to Cleveland, as an adult and continued his sign business there. Mark saw opportunities in New York City and was attracted to the vibrant, exciting lifestyle. He became an independent contractor for remodeling brownstones and homes and also built exquisite shelves for many happy customers and went by the moniker, "Home Improvement Man". Mark enjoyed traveling across the United States and in 2010, additionally, he was able to fulfill a lifelong dream and visit London for many weeks. Mark was very popular with the ladies over the years and enjoyed several treasured, long term relationships. In more recent years, Mark moved to Austin, Texas to take a break from the pace of New York City and moved in with his parents. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, but he continued to keep the house organized for them and built shelves and frames for several clients. He was in the process of building a family garden just a few weeks ago. Anyone who knew Mark saw he had a super human physical strength. He used that strength during his battle with cancer, never wanting pity, just a cure. Mark found the strength to rake leaves for his parents a week before his death. He passed away April 28th. Mark is survived by his parents Robert and Teresa Tabor, his sister and her husband, Laura Tabor-Huerta and Jason Huerta respectively and his loved nephew Ian S. Huerta, all of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by his daughter, Autumn Acheson of Dallas, who he felt very grateful to have in his life. MEMORIAL SERVICE MAY 18. FOR INFO email tabor-huerta@iname.com


Published in Austin American-Statesman on May 8, 2013
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